The 500,000 Amtrak passengers who pass through New York City’s Penn Station daily–including the many from the DMV area who use the popular Northeast Corridor service–can now enjoy bar service at Amtrak’s premium Metropolitan Lounge in the Moynihan Train Hall.
“We are delighted to introduce this new amenity to our customers traveling in and out of New York City; it is another example of Amtrak’s commitment to continually evaluate and improve the customer experience,” said Amtrak Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer Roger Harris. “Customers who want to have a drink and relax before or after their train can now do so from the comforts of our flagship lounge.”
The bar menu offers beer, wine, cocktails, and hot food offerings available for purchase between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nodding to the more than 400 breweries in New York state, the menu features rotating seasonal selections from local New York breweries, including Five Boroughs Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery, Ithaca Beer Company, Empire Brewing Company and Montauk Brewing Company. Guests can also enjoy complimentary snacks, pastries, yogurt parfaits, fruit, salads, sandwiches, and La Colombe specialty coffee (i.e., espresso, lattes, americanos, etc.) throughout the day.
The Metropolitan Lounge is staffed by attendants who are available to assist with reservations, ticketing, Red Cap service and local information. The Metropolitan Lounge also has unique finishes, furnishings, décor and features, including a grand entry and reception with a welcome desk and luxurious customer seating, various seating neighborhoods for solo, group or family lounging, luggage storage lockers, integrated power and USB access at most seats, a business center, private restrooms, a nursing room, train information boards, a family area, and an expansive balcony with café-style seating overlooking the rest of the Train Hall.
The Metropolitan Lounge is open Monday to Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to. 9:00 p.m. The lounge is available for Amtrak Guest Rewards Select Executive and Select Plus members, Acela First Class and private room customers and Single-Day Pass holders, with same-day reservations. Amtrak Business Class passengers can also buy day passes for $50.